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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors.

Usage examples (33)
  • Scragger was sitting amidships boozily singing a sea chantey.
  • No more to the rough-throat chantey her windlass creaks in time.
  • The song or chantey was familiar to deep-sea sailors many years ago.
  • Several of them began to sing chanteys, but they weren't the same chantey. for more
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  • He heard a "chantey" (song of the sea) coming from the "shanty" (a shack).
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